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. over the next weeks and month, we will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes. there will likely be court appearances, charges, and perhaps a trial. it will be holmes who makes headlines. a name you'll hear over and over. and usually it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and dylanical icalk. anders behring breivik. today is the one-year anniversary of that mass killing. but names we should be hearing are those of the victims. we want to start this morning remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by the people they left behind. >> not surprising to me that his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. >> just a great kid. talented kid. very talented. a lot of gifts. made people laugh. always made people smile. gentle giant was the way we looked at him. >> the sweetest smile you've ever seen. and she got -- she got prettier as she grew older. in a blink of an eye, something happens, and -- completely changes everyone's life
: tonight we are live in aurora, colorado and james holmes dressed in a jail jumpsuit made his first appearance. he never out eared word. it was a strange scene inside the courtroom. for more on that, brandon from the aurora sentinel joins us. take me through it. >> what most people were struck by his of various colors, the orange hair, another shade of red on his pants. orange sandals it was a unique scene. once he sat down. he never opened his mouth. he never seemed to acknowledge anything. >> greta: did he seem to look around the courtroom? >> i don't think so. i think he had his eyes on the judge and that was about it. he didn't look at the victims or anything like that. >> greta: what about the victims in the courtroom. who were they if you know and was there reaction? >> there was a handful of families of the deceased. they were surrounded by several victims from around the state. they brought them in from various different agencies. there was one man who i assume was the father of deceased who was staring throughout the entire hearing. i don't think he took his eyes off for a
judge for six years. >> greta: has there been any talk, do you know what holmes has been doing since he was arrested inside the jail. was he under any medication, under a suicide watch, anything like that? >> he is under segregation. as for medication. that was the first question the local district attorney. she said she couldn't answer that. he appeared to be sedated or something like that during the hearing today. >> greta: what struck me is the fact he was sitting in the jury box and not next to his lawyer. is there any explanation for? >> that i same it was something to do with security. by sitting there he was couple feet away from the door. he was arm's reach of one of the deputies sitting there and he was substantially further away from the victims' families. >> greta: if was there trial going on, there is more security. >> i think they add some security. chain defendants to the tables there. i don't know if they want to take those steps for this early in the hearing. >> who is his lawyer? >> his lawyer, name escapes me now. daniel king who is a local death penalty attorney. he h
this evening. 24-year-old james eagan holmes is under arrest. the police say that he booby trapped his apartment before heading to the theater to carry out the attack. we have a team of correspondents covering this rapidly developing story, including the biggest mystery of all, the motive. first we'll turn to barry petersen. >> reporter: for theater goer this is started as a very special night for the many fans of batman movies. the suspect bought a ticket for the 12:05 a.m. special premier. law enforcement sources tell us holmes dyed his hair like batman's foe the joker. >> i was in the second row. >> reporter: shortly after the movie began, corbin date saw someone get up and leave through an emergency exit. >> i noticed a guy who was sitting to the far right went out to the emergency exit, which is unusual. >> reporter: parked outside the door was holmes' car. inside, an arsenal. he put in a helmet, bullet-proof vest, leg protection and armed himself. >> an a.r.-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber glock handgun. >> reporter: aurora police ch
james holmes isn't talking. remembering the victims. a vigil is held for those killed and wounded. >> we are thinking about them at this moment and will continue to think about them each and every day. >>> an judgment day at penn state. a day after the statue of joe paterno is torn down, the ncaa is set to hand the school's football team an unprecedented punishment in response to the captioning funded by cbs >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, july 23, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the alleged begun man in the movie theater massacre james holmes is due in court this morning. here's the latest. holmes is "lawyered up and isn't talking." the question asked now is what's the motive behind the attack? the answer is still unclear. 12 people were killed, 58 wounded. we know holmes applied for membership at a gun range. he was rejected because of a bizarre voice mail. he started buying the weapons and purchased 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the internet. the residents of aurora, colorado are mourning the victims trying to make sense of thi
in the case. police here in aurora say that they've removed all hazards from james holmes' apartment, and some of the evacuated neighbors were actually allowed to return last night. but not before police carefully detonated some explosives. one neighbor said she nearly entered the apartment early friday morning when loud techno music started blaring. she tried yelling it holmes and noticed the door was unlocked but didn't open it. that may have saved kristin fonzie's life. she now knows the music was set to play while the suspected gunman was at the theater. police say had she entered the apartment she likely would have died. jim spellman is at the apartment complex where holmes lives this morning. you have new information on the investigation. i understand they questioned somebody else. >> reporter: that's right. overnight, multiple reports surfaced that there may be a potential second suspect in this case. aurora police wanted to knock that down pretty quick. they put out a statement saying, yes, they interviewed somebody they described as an associate of james holmes, the accused shooter in
but his demeanor caught everyone's attention. james holmes sat glassy eyed looking bewilderebewildered. >> reporter: good morning. suspect james holmes is back in s solitaire confinement this morning. his family is standing by him and they're concerned about the death penalty. investigators for james holmes defense team are scheduled to be inside the century 16 theater today looking for any evidence they can find which could help defend their client. on monday, holmes appeared in court for the first time for a preliminary hearing. his hair was dyed orange red and he had a dazed look as a judge advised him about his rights and his alleged crime. >> you committed the offense of first-degree murder which is a class 1 felony under colorado law. >> reporter: some of the victim's families were inside the room including ian sullivan, the father of veronica moser-sullivan. david waited outside of the courtroom. his son was shot in the head and is in critical condition. >> to feel the pain in there makes you more angry about this man that decided to take everybody's life. >> reporter: prosecuto
holmes was at least trying or attempting to get to a gun range to practice perhaps with the guns he was using allegedly to kill these people. >> has this gun range manager talked to authorities to reveal the information or have they come to him hoping this might fill in blanks in the investigation? >> i don't have that answer directly but the police have either been in front of or right behind us every step of the way. once this person's name came forward i'm sure he was contacted by the fbi which has been combing this town or police. again, he had no direct contact. it was only an online application and out of due diligence this gun range owner calls back to kind of query people over the phone and got this very weird and bizarre message. he had never met holmes. holmes never followed up on the online application. it was the one online application on june 25th. >> very fascinating information. >>> some in the theater that night in aurora are revealing more, describing in vivid detail how they narrowly escaped death. you have been hearing incredible stories from survivors. what more
. >> and right now, police and the atf are at suspect james holmes' apartment building. we have some live pictures for you now. they're trying to figure out how they're going to get inside and get past those booby traps that they say he set. shock, anger and disbelief as the community tries to make sense of a mass shooting inside a crowded movie theater. it was supposed to be a night of fun. 12 people are dead, 58 others injured. and the cover of today's "denver post" sums up the feeling here -- "our hearts are broken." ♪ how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> hundreds of people came together last night in front of the theater in vajil to mourn and remember those lost. and we're still learning more about the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes. take a look at this picture. it comes from the adult sex site adultsfriendfinder. police believe this may be a picture of holmes, but investigators haven't confirmed it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just sho
, adultfriendfinder. police believe that this is james holmes, the suspect in the shooting. but investigators haven't been able to confirm that yet. sources did say that holmes had died his hair red before the attack. police and federal investigators are gathered at james holmes' apartment right now. they've been there for a couple of days. inside, they have been able to see booby traps. this place is rigged. a sophisticated and potentially deadly setup. and so far they have just been able to get a peek inside, but our poppy harlow has been bringing us some new details this morning. she's been speaking with law enforcement. poppy, how sophisticated do they say this setup is? >> reporter: very sophisticateed, relatively speaking, for someone who is not believed to be an expert this at this. they told me, a law enforcement official just told me this morning, randi, this is a unique situation. not something that they typically see. that he showed some expertise in setting this up. this was certainly not, quote, crude. what they also told me that was very disturbing is that the explosive devices found
>> pelley: tonight, the colorado massacre suspect in court james holmes appeared dazeened and was prevented from speaking by his barry petersen was in the courtroom, john miller is on the investigation. penn state is hit with crippling penalties and joe paterno is wiped out of the record books armen keteyian on the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal. >> sports themselves can become too big to fail. in the penn state case the results were perverse and unconscionable. >> pelley: a pioneer has died. sally ride, the first american woman in space. and john blackstone on the survivors of the aurora massacre fighting for their lives. >> he needs to get better because he needs to be a dad. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it was a strange and jarring picture. we got our first look today at the man accused of the worsz mass shooting in u.s. history-- the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. 24-year-old james holmes made his first court appearance, but from the looks of him, it wasn't entirely clear t
the process of coming back. the building where james holmes lived is still cordoned off and people will not be allowed to go back in there. a short while ago, the police department said all of the materials that needed to be removed and the explosive and dangerous materials in the apartment of the 24-year-old james holmes have been removed. the heavy presence with all the bomb tech anythings anicians ha at the scene. what is in that apartment is eerie. the police chief here saying what he said james holmes left behind was a sophisticated trap design to seriously injury if not kill someone and they are not happy about it either. >> make no mistake. this apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i have seen, to kill whoever entered it. okay? who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and executed this horrific crime. it was going to be a police officer, okay? make no mistake what was going on. if you think we are angry, we sure as hell are angry. >> they talked about a trip wire along the front door to the apartment that if anyone had unsuspectingly opened t
it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just showed you, are on the scene, and nick valencia is learning more about the victims. let's start with nick. nick, you have some information about the victims of this tragedy, more names coming in this morning. >> we do. we're getting details that slowly and slowly are trickling into the cnn newsroom. if you were tuned into the last hour, our pentagon correspondent barbara starr confirming staff sergeant jesse childress of the u.s. air force. if you remember, randi, four servicemen in all shot and wounded early friday morning in the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting, but we've just confirmed staff sergeant jesse childress of california. he was a member of the air force reserve, active duty. his family telling cnn that they were notified at about 1:00 a.m. this morning of his death. john larimer, petty officer with the u.s. navy, also among the list of deceased that cnn has been able to independently confirm. he
. police say 24-year-old james holmes put on full tactical gear, including a helmet, gas mask and a vest like this. arming himself with three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. 20 minutes after the movie started, he saw that same emergency exit door open again. >> this person swung into the door and acted like a villain to swing and walk in and dressed all in black. black cap and a black gas mask and body armor and weapon wrapped around his neck which i thought was fake. >> me and my husband at the time thought someone is pulling a prank. i hear this poof from down on my right. i see this canister go all the way up and arch over the screen and land about four or five rows below me. my first thought is it's some kind of fireworks. >> come to find out, it was containing a toxic gas. it was hard foritous breathe. >> smoke filled the dark theater as fear swept through the sold out crowd. then it got even worse. >> people were screaming a terror scream. >> you heard shots? >> yes. >> constant? >> like a semi automatic rifle? >> boom, boom, boom? >> exact low like that. >> in rhythm in
holmes was being treated by a university psychiatrist. anna werner is in colorado. the u.s. economy slows sharply, raising the risk of a new recession. rebecca jarvis has the latest numbers. the olympics get off to a ringing start, and mitt romney get caught up in it, in the traffic, that is. mark phillips is in london. and request "on the road" with a champion broadcaster. >> here's one. >> pelley: steve hartman with the sound and the story. >> reporter: you reported on 9/11. >> yes. >> reporter: pearl harbor. >> yes. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the conversation, and when the judge asked hem a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding
evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wo wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the lmes'rsation, and when the judge asked him a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could weak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was, in fact, under the care of a psychiatrist defore he allegedly opened fire nc the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late- breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held pu solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by james holmes' public defender reveals that holmes was under the care of psychiatrist lin fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus. holmes was a graduate student at the school. harlier this week, school iaficials said students were monitored by mental health amecialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how t
:00 on the west. our first look at the movie theater massacre suspect since his arrest. james holmes facing a colorado judge this hour. live cameras in the courtroom. >>> penn state football escapes the so-called death penalty, but the punishment just handed down by the ncaa may be even worse. >>> and drew peterson goes on trial for the murder of his third wife while the disappearance of wife number four is still an open case. >>> we begin with a death penalty for penn state football, well, not so much, but this is definitely going to hurt. just this morning, the university got slapped with a massive penalty that will last for years to come. among the most brutal, a $60 million fine. a four-year post-season ban and a forfeit of all football wins since 1998. you know what that means? joe paterno loses his title as winningest coach in major college football history. all of this in the wake of that child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. rumors of the massive fine trickled out on sunday, the same time paterno's iconic statue on campus was wrapped in pl
but the building where james holmes lived that is still cordoned off and still roped off and people will not be allowed to go back in there. just a short while ago, the police department here in aurora, colorado, said all of the materials that needed to be removed, the explosive and dangerous materials inside the apartment of the 24-year-old james holmes have, indeed, been removed so the heavy presence with the bomb technicians and those people have left the scene. what was described inside that apartment is extremely eerie. the police officer saying what holmes left behind in his apartment was a sophisticated trap design to seriously injure, if not kill someone, and they are not happy about it either. >> make no mistake, okay? this apartment was designed, i say based on everything i've seen, to kill whoever entered it, okay? and who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and executed this horrific crime? it was going to be a police officer. make no mistake about it what was going on there. if you think we are angry, we sure as hell are angry. >> reporter: don, i ta
say 24-year-old james holmes put on full tactical gear, including a helmet, gas mask, and a vest like this, arming himself with three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. 20 minutes after the movie started, dates saw that same emergency exit door open again. >> the way that this person swung into the door, it seemed like this person was probably acting like a villain to swing into the door and walk in dressed all in black, a black cap, a black gas mask, body armor, weapon wrapped around his neck which i thought was fake. >> me and my husband, at the time, we both thought, oh, someone is pulling a prank. i hear this noise from down on my right and then i see this canister go all the way up, arch over the screen, and land about four or five rows below me. my first thought, oh, it's some kind of gofireworks. >> come to find out, it was containing a toxic gas. it was hard for us to breathe. >> reporter: smoke filled the dark theater as fear swept through the sold-out crowd and then it got even worse. >> i realized people were screaming, a terror scream. >> reporter: you were hearing
believed to be behind the carnage will make his first appearance in court today. james holmes will likely face first degree murder charges. police say holmes spent months planning out his alleged rampage. gathering his arsenal, executing his plan and pulling the trigger with "calculation and deliberation." his court appearance will come just a few hours before his family is expected to break their silence, as well. let's get straight to don lemon who is just outside the courthouse where holmes will face a judge in half an hour. don, the first look at holmes since his arrest. >> it certainly will be. you know, it's even covering this story for days now, kyra. just hard to believe as you were reading about the suspect and what happened, yeah, the first time we'll get to see him. he has that red hair, as police say that he had when he was arrested. this is where he is now. they believe that is the arapahoe county detention center. he's going to be moved from this arapahoe detention center there is an underground tunnel and be brought right over here to the right to the arapahoe county courth
his contact with james holmes was weird and even bizarre. let's get to drew griffin who joins us now in denver on the phone. what are you learning? >> interesting thing. james holmes replied online on june 25th to join a private gun range out in colorado about a half hour drive from where he was living. and the owner there called back and got a message on james holmes' message machine that he described as very weird almost as if the person leaving the message was drunk, just weird and bizarre, a deep gutteral forced voice on the message machine. he said to his staff this guy doesn't get anywhere near our range until i meet him personally. he told one of our producers he didn't know if this guy was an idiot or what was happening. it was only after the killing that his staff and remembered the name that this guy had applied online and found out this is indeed the guy who applied online to join our gun range and had this very, very odd message machine at his home. it is bits and pieces but we now know that james holmes was at least trying or attempting to get to a gun range to practice
, the suspected shooter, james holmes, will make his first court appearance in the courthouse that is right behind me. he's being held in the ajas ent jail in isolation in connection with the killings. he faces first degree murder charges, an offense that could carry a possible death penalty process. he spent months planning the rampage. so far we know of no motive. officers say right now he is not cooperating. this as the people of aurora are coming together and remembering the victims and trying to move forward. last night thousands attended a prayer vigil to honor those touched by the violence and to remember the lives lost. earlier president obama met with survivors and families of those killed. here he is with 2002 young women who survived the shooting after meeting with them he spoke about justice for the victims. >> although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days, that attention will fade away. and in the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who are impacted by this tra
on in our program. still ahead on "starting point," the owner of a gun range that james holmes trialed tried to access to, why he had a strange feeling about the gunman. and what would cause a person to do something so evil and so atrocious? i'll speak with a clinical psychologist about any possible warning signs. you're watching "starting point." we're back in just a moment. >> it's not surprising to me, his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. t about? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula visibly reduces wrinkles in one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. the lines, the cost, the hassle. ♪ express yourself [ female announcer ] why not try coffee-mate? with over 25 delicious flavors for a fraction of the cost of the coffee house. add your flavor, with coffee-mate, from nestle. add your flavor, according to ford, the works fuel saver package could literally pay for itself. jim twitchel is this true? yes it's true. how is this possible? proper tire inflation, by
and more investigating of suspect james holmes, there has been no rest. they continued collecting evidence today, a day after disarming the apartment where he lived. police saying it was set up to kill or seriously injury whom ever entered. i spoke with police chief daniel oats earlier about effort to preserve the evidence. >> that was extremely high priority over the last two days, we wanted the evidence in that, inside that apartment and we've taken custody of the computer, the potential that we might get evidence out that have computer is, well, it's very important to us, but, every ounce of evidence will just help us hold this person accountable. so, it was a very, very high priority that we cover evidence and i'm so grateful that we had the bomb professionals from the feds and our local agencies to help us do that. it was a great relief, and we've mitigated the hazard and that we would start that evidence and i suspect we'll be sifting through that evidence for months. >> we'll hear more of that evidence from chief oats later in the hour. as for holmes, the 24-year-old is currently in
tonight, an abc news exclusive. for the first time, video of the gunman james holmes. as new details emerge about his alernlged effort to gun a gun range. the own horse said no because of red flags. "world news" the police chief here who describes what it was like in the suspect's apartment. >> i have never seen anything like it. >> and the lives lost, the 12 faces. tonight, the stories. the beautiful girl with ice cream. and the patient who thought he lost his best friend in the theater and the phone call he got in the hospital room. >>> good evening again tonight from aurora, colorado. as we come on the air this evening. president obama has just arrived to meet the survivors of the deadly rampage at the theater behind me. and residents of the community pay honor to the victims. and james holmes, the new videos and photographs emerges, showing holmes after high school graduation. and the material from the suspect's booby trapped apartment. and the 12 lives lost. the 6-year-old give who loved her ice cream and the navy s.e.a.l. who loved the mountains. first, the exclusive look at th
at the apartment where suspected mass murderer james holmes lived. listen. and it could have been much worse. bomb squad technicians and dozens of federal agents spending a tense day removing trip wires, disarming a series of ex-ploy suvs that police say were meant to seriously hurt or kill whoever first entered that apartment. >> make no mistake, okay. this apartment was designed i say based on everything i have seen to kill whoever entered it, okay. and who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and eastboun executed s horrific crime? it firefightersing t was goinge officer. if you think we are angry we sure as hell are hang fry. what happened to our city and the wonderful people that live here and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> holmes' down stairs neighbor almost walked into that trap. around midnight thursday night she heard techno music booming upstairs and went to holmes third floor apartment to tell him to quiet down and put her hand on the doornorthbound and says she realized it would open but her instants told her to walk away. >> something tol
physical r harm, the suspected shooter, 24-year-old james holmes, taken into custody outside the multiplex shortly after the attack. authorities have not released a motive and fbi say there are no indications the shooting was tied to any terrorist groups. what we know is this right now. it appears to be a planned assault and aurora's police chief apprehended the suspect, a shotgun, and a handgunment another was in his car and he wore a litany of ballistic gear. >> suspect was dressed in black. he was wearing a ballistic helmet, a tactical ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, a throat protector and groin protector and a gas mask. >> and at this hour, police are working to disharm holmes' aurora apartment. they've been working hard all day, which they say is boby trapped in an elaborate fashion. >> we are trying to determine how to disarm the flammable or explosive material that's in there, so that's why we're here. we could be here for hours or days. the pictures are pretty disturbing. looks pretty sophisticated. >> the tragedy pushed politics aside today as both the president and his rival,
in africa. "outfront" tonight, our first glimpse of a suspected mass murderer, james holmes. the man suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a packed movie theater on friday appeared in court today, with bright red hair and dramatic facial expressions, he looked like he was out of it at times. he looked blankly up and down and staring into space at times. and it looked like a man who was out of it. for the first time, we're hearing about this neuroscience student. we're about to hear his voice for the first time. this is holmes speaking at a science camp in san diego from 2006. he's 18 years old in this video obtained by abc news. and here he talks about a shared interest with a mentor. >> he also studied subject ift experience, which is what take place inside the mind as opposed to the external world. i'm carrying on his work in subjective experience. >> and in jail a just-released inmate told the new york daily news he saw holmes spitting at guar guards. tonight he's in suicide watch and in solitary confinement. and we heard from the suspect's families. their lawye
half hour or so. and right now, investigators are at the apartment of james holmes, the suspected gunman. it is full, we're told, of booby traps and explosives and trip wires. they may actually send in robots to gather more video. they've already done that once yesterday. so, let's start with new information about the victims this morning. nick valencia is following that for us in atlanta. nick, what is the latest? >> good morning, randi. we just got off the phone with the aurora police department, and we had expected to get that list, as you'd mentioned, within a matter of minutes here in the 10:00 eastern hour. unfortunately, the police now are saying they're pushing that back, and they do have a 2:00 p.m. local/4:00 p.m. eastern press conference scheduled as well as that other media briefing with the police department, where our poppi harlow is, the location where suspect james holmes lived, but that's the latest. for now, we have five victims, five names of the deceased that we've been able to confirm. a short time ago, i spoke to the father of one of the victims, john larimer
to the shooter. james holmes refusing to cooperate, using evidence bags as hand puppets. what was fueling his bizarre actions in the courtroom. >>> family fight. police called overnight to the jackson home. this photo showing janet jermaine jackson arguing. new details to where the king of pop's mom has really been all the time. >>> and -- the boss' shocking secrets revealed. bruce springsteen opening up. >>> and the whole gang and breaking as we come on the air, that major increase in security at the olympics. the military force is now going to top 18,000 overall. minimum wage guards who weren't adequately trained and the government is not taking any chances now, just three days before the opening ceremonies. >> that's right, opening ceremonies on friday. >>> also ahead, the latest on the punishment for penn state, slapped with major penalties in the wake of that abuse scandal. so much emotional reaction from all sides. and a lot of debate of whether this punishment was too harsh on the school and the students there now. >>> also this morning, we're going to welcome will ferrell, can't wait
possessed, he possessed legally. >> police say the heavily armed suspect, james holmes, walked into a theater and opened fire. >> he started shooting people that were trying to escape from that exit. >> 12 were killed and more were wounded than in any shooting in american history. >> i don't ever want to see something like that again. >> but the story is still unfolding as police try to disarm explosive booby traps set in the 24-year-old suspect's apartment. >> complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good saturday morning to all those who are joining us now. still so many unknowns about this tragedy, this horrific heinous crime. we have so much to learn about this massacre and the young man accused of carrying it out. our own jeff glor is in aurora this morning. we will be going to him throughout the broadcast for the very latest. good morning to you, jeff. >> reporter: rebecca, good morning to you. a little more than 24 hours now after
disturbing look at james holmes in the courtroom yesterday. abc's dan harris was right there when it happened. and dan, what a bizarre scene. >> reporter: george, honestly, i've never seen anything like it. and if you thought his behavior inside the courtroom was bizarre, abc news is learning now information this morning about his demeanor ever since he was arrested that paints a picture that is even more strange. even before this bizarre spectacle of james holmes in court with that shock of orange higher and that face, looking alternately bug-eyed, bores, or blasted, even before this, police sources tell abc news that holmes has been acting in an extremely strange manner, ever since he was taken into custody. refusing to cooperate, acting as if he was unaffected by his arrest and even after officers put evidence bags over his hands to preserve the gunpowder residue, pretending they were hand puppets. the james holmes we're seeing now is a universe away from the clean-cut, up-and-coming neuroscientist he once was. >> you're currently being held. >> reporter: he remained utterly glazed even wh
the alleged gunman in friday's movie theater massacre on friday, james holmes, is due in court this morning. here's the latest. holmes is "lawyered up and isn't talking." the question asked now is what's the motive behind the attack? the answer is still unclear. 12 people were killed, 58 wounded. we know holmes applied for membership at a gun range. he was rejected because of a bizarre voice mail. he started buying the weapons he used in the attack two months ago and purchased 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the internet. the residents of aurora, colorado are mourning the victims trying to make sense of this. manuel gallegus is there. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. law enforcement officials say suspect james holmes is not cooperating with them and it may take months for them to determine a motive behind this massacre. he will make his first court appearance this morning with one of the county's top public defenders. >> amid the chaos in the moments following the shooting, 24-year-old james eagan holmes almost got away. wearing tactical gear, he slipped out of th
speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late-breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held in solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by joms' public defender reveals he was under the care of psychiatrist lynne fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services. holmes was a graduate student at the school. earlier this week, school officials said students were monitored by mental health specialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how the student' doing, the stars and difficult students. >> reporter: a package sent by holmes to dr. fenton was recovered by police in the school mailroom on monday. sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. it's unclear when holmes sent the package. holmes' lawyers say the discovery of the letter should never have b
the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. 24-year-old james holmes made his first court appearance, but from the looks of him, it wasn't entirely clear that he knew he was there. sitting next to one of his attorneys, his orange hair made him look like a character from the batman movies. as the judge spoke, holmes didn't seem to make eye contact. in fact, he didn't seem to follow the conversation at all. we have a team of correspondents covering this story. barry petersen was in the courtroom with holmes and, barry how did he seem in person? >> reporter: well, i have to say scott, it was really sort of eerie to be there. he seemed so unvovled. it was almost chilling, because we're talking about the fate of his life. frankly, i had a hard time taking my eyes off of him. you keep staring at that face, looking for some clue as to why this happened. he, on the other hand, seemed uninterested and when he was offered a chance to speak he turned it down. >> mr. holmes, do you have any questions about that initial advisement? >> judge, we've advised mr. holmes (inaudible) >> than
in the mail room at the university of colorado's medical campus sent by james holmes. the details inside that package apparently contained key details about friday's theater massacre and could finally expose not only how holmes allegedly executed his rampage but also answer the one question no one knows or understands. why? let's get straight to ed lavendara on the ground for us in aurora, colorado. do we know who this package was actually sent to and when? >> reporter: our understanding is that it was sent to a psychology professor there at the university of colorado where james holmes had been studying for the past year in that ph.d neuro science program. we learned about the package at the university back on monday when several buildings on campus had to be evacuated for several hours as bomb technicians and teams looked at it to make sure there were no explosive devices or anything. all of that was cleared. yesterday we learned the package had been sent to the university, was found in the mail room, and was addressed from james holmes. kyra? >> sorry about that, ed. i thought we had
didn't say a word. he didn't look at anymore in the courtroom. i'm talking about james holmes. here is he in court this morning for the first time since he opened fire in that colorado movie theater. he wasn't arraigned. he wasn't charged. that is said to happen one week from today. you see him, watch his eyes sitting there quietly next to his public defender. victims family members stared at him but he did not. he barely did much other than open and close his eyes. almost looked like he nodded off, a number of puzzling expressions. at times he looked blank. other times groggy. there might have been concern in his eyes. after a couple of minutes he was taken back to solitary confinement without holmes. he's accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a midnight showing of the dark knight rises. police say they caught him outside, without a fight. he was wearing a gas mask and body armor from head to toe. jim spellman in aurora for us. he was inside the courtroom when holmes appeared. jim, it was tough to get read on him during the appearance. i don't know if he was noddin
set for tomorrow. adam housley is live in aurora outside holmes' apartment, adam. >> yeah, jon, the investigation here is basically done and we'll talk more about that in moment and we're learning more, including the time as a summer counselor back in los angeles in 2008 and in fact, pictures that come in to us courtesy of tmz, at that time they went and talked to some of the people that worked at the camp back then in 2008 and basically say the same story, that james holmes hung out with other camp counselors and really no issues and everyone thought he was a normal guy, kind of quiet in charge of ten kids and the kids seemed to like him and no issues at all during his time at the summer camp and of course that would change four or five years later and we come back here live at the location and show you a little more what's going on here, to my right, you can see the complex evacuated. no one is allowed back inside and other surrounding buildings people have been allowed back inside. at this hour there's remnants of some stuff he was using inside of his apartment that he used
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